Driving operational excellence at Votorantim

Published 06 July 2018

Sustained investment in several areas of plant operations as a result of its drive for operational excellence has paid off for Votorantim’s Vidal Ramos plant in Brazil. By Alvaro Lorenz and Mario Interlenghi, Votorantim Cimentos, Brazil.

Votorantim’s Vidal Ramos plant, Brazil – one example of the company’s drive for operational excellence

Votorantim Cimentos is a building materials company committed to customer success through excellence. ‘Operational Excellence’ is one of the four pillars, which, along with ‘Customer Focus’, ‘People with Autonomy’ and ‘Sustainable Practices’, provides direction for the effective implementation of the company’s strategy. ‘Operational Excellence’ requires the company to:
• monitor its performance and focus on continuous improvement
• make decisions with speed, discipline and consistency
• maximise productivity in all areas.

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